The Ink Well Writing Challenge | Season 2 Week 6

in The Ink Well3 years ago
Authored by @shanibeer


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Welcome to The Ink Well Writing Challenge!

Here are some of the stories selected by The Ink Well for curation by the OCD Communities Incubation Programme - Enjoy and don't forget to leave a comment for the writer!

Well done everyone!

Monologist by @morey-lezama
The Sad Zombie by @gilliatt
Money Is For You Dummy by @dazedconfused
Healing Bell by @gabmr
O'Keef's Bar by @bashadow
The Shitshow by @defolumal
Merchant Marine by @ricardo993
Silver and Claws by @apeboy

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This Week's Challenge

See the Season Launch post for a full list of prompts so you can plan your writing. There will also be a writing prize with hundreds (hundreds!) of Hive in prizes in December. The theme will be renewal and you will be able to submit entries for three weeks from Friday 18 December 2020 until Friday 8 January 2021.

This Week's Prompt

Prompt: "last night ..."

Use this prompt as a jumping off point in your story.

You could start by writing down the prompt and then free-writing for 30 minutes - just writing down whatever comes into your mind. Take a break (twenty minutes, two hours, a day) and then come back and start editing and developing your story. When you have a polished story, submit your post!

This is just one idea about how to use the prompt - it might become the opening or finishing sentence, or it might not appear in your final story at all.

Prompts and ideas for this Season's Writing Challenge are from Bryan Collins at Become a Writer Today.

Rules of Entry

  • using the prompt, write a story that has a minimum of 350 words.
  • post it in The Ink Well Community.
  • use the title format: "theinkwell writing challenge | title of your story".
  • include the tags: #theinkwell #challenge #story.
  • post a link in the comments of this post - this is your entry to the writing challenge, don't forget to do it!
  • NEW NEW NEW - vote on this post - NEW NEW NEW

Only include the tag #posh if you are sharing your story on Twitter. If you include the tag #feedback, you are letting curators and other members of the community know you welcome feedback on your story. We aim to be gentle and constructive with feedback, to help writers develop their craft.

Remember, original work only - no plagiarism or re-posts!

Curation Policies

The Ink Well aims to become an alternative source of long-term income for writers. We are looking for high quality well-crafted stories that have a clear story arc, well-developed characters and a satisfying ending for the reader. We have set out the Season Two programme in advance so you have time to plan your stories over the eight weeks. Don't forget to edit your story - remember we are looking for high quality and presentation!

When they review your stories, curators are looking for the following:

SettingTime and place the story is set and whether this affects the story. Has the writer created a world that is believable?
Story arcWhat is the story arc? Does the story incorporate conflict, climax and resolution? Is the ending satisfying to the reader?
CharactersHow are characters drawn in the story? What is their role in the story? Do they change or remain the same? Are they fresh and original or stereotypical? Are they believable?
StyleThe writer's use of language, imagery and tone. Is the writer engaging? Are they showing not telling?
PresentationDoes the editing and presentation enhance the writing? Has the writer developed their story and corrected mistakes?

Writing Tips

The Ink Well has lots of resources to help you develop your skills as a writer - or if you just get stuck. You can find the full list of tips with links in the latest post tips post pinned in the community. Here's a selection to get you started:

Posts that meet the criteria to a good standard (including editing!) will be submitted for OCD curation. The Ink Well will also be looking for promising posts to submit for @curie curation.


If you have any questions, put them in a comment below.
We look forward to reading your stories!

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 3 years ago  

Congratulations on your week 5 stories being selected last week for OCD Curation:
@morey-lezama ; @gilliatt ; @dazedconfused ; @gabmr ; @bashadow ; @defolumal; @ricardo993; and @apeboy

Keep up the great story-telling.

Thank you very much!

Thank you I appreciate the selection very much.

Thank you very much, its very much appreciated.

FIRST: Congrats to @morey-lezama ; @gilliatt ; @dazedconfused ; @gabmr ; @bashadow ; @defolumal; @ricardo993; and @apeboy for that OCD curation!

SECOND: My entry for the week -- Meet the family that produced the man who did 99 percent of the work to bring Darcy Bowler to justice, and the man himself, and find out why they are all moving to Lofton County ...

Thank you very much for your words. As soon as I will come by your post

Greetings to the entire #theinkwell community, grateful for the mention
The Sad Zombie by @gilliatt they make of my humble effort, and above all, the impulse they give to the authors through the promotion of their works, let's add comments, successes !!!

Hello! It's an honor to have your congratulations among all the great writers in The Ink Well. Your support means a lot to us. Hope I can keep publishing on The Ink Well.

P.D: Funny thing it was supposed Margaret, the Sturdy Wimman was my entry for week 5.

Hello @gabmr, the links to selected posts are not tied to each week's contest, that would take a lot of time to organise! Instead, we are showcasing examples that have been published since our last showcase post.

Hello! It's really cool to be mentioned with all the great writers here. Good job everybody! Special thank to @inkwell for this opportunity!

Thank you very much for the support and the mention. I will continue to do my best in the challenges.

This week I started early!! Good night ♥

The pieces we brought from the moon

Did my best to give a creative twist to the prompt, "last night...": Theinkwell Writing Challenge: The Very Last Night.

I don't understand how the writing challenge works. Is it cumulative? Is each week considered separately? In any event, I'll try to jump in every week with something interesting.

Hope everyone is having fun, writing :)

Welcome 🙂.
Each week is a separate challenge, you are welcome to join us at any time.

Greetings to all the members of this beautiful community, success for all, here my participation of week 6 I hope you enjoy it:

 3 years ago  

And we're now on Week 6.. how time flies indeed! Happy new month ahead to all :)

Hello, people! It's great I can participate in this amazing challenge...
Here's my entry for this week:

To all the community thank you very much for the support in my last post.

This is my participation of the week

This is my entry to the contest. Congratulations to the winners of the previous edition. Good luck to all.

I recommend that to @aiovo

Happy Day Friends :)

Here is my post, lingering thoughts

 3 years ago (edited) 

I apologize for the delay of this entry. My intention is to show that I'm still writing. Greetings